Today, someone who our family is friends with (and is Hindu), was talking on the phone to my wife and telling her about her back problems and her challenges with her job. I was on the couch listening to my wife’s side of the conversation. She asked my wife to have me “pray to his Jesus” for her (she knows that I’m a Christian and I’ve shared my faith with her). So, my wife repeated that to me. And I said, “Tell her she can pray to Him too!”. My wife told her and said that she replied, “I did, but He said that Steve is much closer to Him than me!” (laughing). So, of course I said that I would pray for her.
In reality, my primary prayer will be that she comes to know “the only true God, and Jesus Christ” whom He has sent (John 17:3). Then, I will also be praying for her well-being in other areas. But unless she gets the foundation right, nothing else will work – she is building on sand rather than on the rock (Matthew 7:24-27). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). He won’t be accepted as one of millions of other “deities”.
I must say I’m encouraged though that this friend of ours admitted to praying to Jesus. I don’t know what her prayer was, but I suspect that she was just praying to Jesus as one of 330,000,000 deities, not as the Sovereign Creator of the Universe and as her only Lord and Savior.
I pray today for her salvation and for her healing and for her well-being in all areas of life – both physical and (especially) spiritual.